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The Ghost of Abraham

from In Between the Silences by Behind The Sun

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The first thing I remember,
looking out the rear window at my father,
getting smaller and smaller as the family car pulled away
so I kept my head down,
through these seasons of darkness,
silent with a smile, but ready to pack up and leave again
"We're giving peace a chance"
said the man on the radio
give up and fade away or walk a path a thousand years long

Driving down a brand new highway,
through an ancient land,
haunted by the ghost of Abraham.

We were blinded by power
in the land of the cedars
victory's a fading vision --- a stillborn dream
we started snaking down that hill
crossing into no man's land
in a masquerade --- as a bloody dragon...our shield and bastion
the last one to survive,
has only dead men for friends,
this wolf keeps walking --- oblivious to the pain

Stepping on past tank tracks,
through a foreign land
haunted by the ghost of Abraham

But now she stands there crying, waving goodbye
cursing god on her lips
wasting my time with this hate and despair
when yesterday's history and tomorrow's more of the same


from In Between the Silences, released April 1, 2017
Produced by Baruch Ben Izhak
Recorded at Harafsoda Shel Mookie Studios (Tel-Aviv, Israel) and Tarazan studios (Rockfour) (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Pre-production mixes: Shir Deutch
Mixed by Daniel Strosberg at Keoss Studios (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Artwork and design by Mattijn Franssen (www.nomansart.com)


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Behind The Sun Rehovot, Israel

Behind the Sun play the heavy music of the northern desert, a storm of sound cutting the wasteland to reveal ancient spirits and modern madness.
Behind the Sun was formed on the edges of Israel’s vast Negev desert. The music and lyrics on their debut album speak of their personal trials and tribulations living in this heavenly but harsh land.
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